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Security Managers

Also called: Corporate Security Manager; Manager, Security and Safety; Security Director; Security Manager

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What they do:
Direct an organization's security functions, including physical security and safety of employees, facilities, and assets.
On the job, you would:
  • Create or implement security standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Identify, investigate, or resolve security breaches.
  • Respond to medical emergencies, bomb threats, fire alarms, or intrusion alarms, following emergency response procedures.

Knowledge

Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Attention to Detail

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Facilities management software
  • Alarm system software
  • Maintenance management software
Word processing software
  • Corel WordPerfect software
  • Microsoft Word
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$103,530
per year, on average
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